Dispatches from The Fashion Informer: Weekend Warrior, Marcia Patmos
Designer Marcia Patmos got her start as one-half of the beloved knitwear brand, Lutz & Patmos. These days, Marcia helms her own ready-to-wear collection, M.PATMOS, which focuses heavily on sustainable materials and socially conscious, eco-friendly production techniques, along with her contemporary line Leroy & Perry. Here, she walks us through a recent perfect weekend.
For me, renewal is feeling relaxed and inspired and fresh for new ideas. Owning my own business tends to be a bit all-consuming, but being a creative one that runs on a constant flow of new ideas, it is very important to have rejuvenating days with only healthy or inspiring activities like yoga, biking, cooking, looking at art or nature – or no plans at all except for doing what comes to mind.
So, Saturday morning at home in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, my fiance, Richard, and I woke up around 8:30 – it’s so nice to have a day without rushing! In the morning, we have “Cawfee Tawk,” then, after hanging out for a while, we have “family eggs” – an ever-changing variation of the breakfast burrito, sometimes using leftover dinner in the vegetable mélange – this one had a bit of a curried flavor happening. As a person who runs around a lot, it is a luxury to eat healthy food prepared at home.
Later, we stopped along the way for my daily addiction of a green juice at Sun in Bloom as we walked up to the farmer’s market at Grand Army Plaza – it’s nice to stock up for the week with local produce before going to the grocery store to fill in the blanks (I always have a brightly colored Baggu with me for errands along the way). After checking in on the progress of the magnolia trees and cherry blossoms at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (and an impromptu nap in the sun), we needed a little pick-me-up, so we dropped into Cheryl’s Global Soul – a very friendly, cute place with a back garden tucked away off Eastern Parkway. We had tea at the bar before checking out a vintage store, where I scored a printed silk tee. By then, we were getting hungry and decided on Mexican food at Pequeña on Vanderbilt. We stopped for a glass of wine along the walk home, and that was pretty much our night after a perfect day of meandering.
Sunday morning, we made smoothies and left for yoga. On our way back, we ate a little lunch at a new vegan place called Maimonide on Atlantic. It was cute and friendly and had a DJ playing great music. Then we took a repeat nap in the sun at the little park over in Cobble Hill before heading home to do some life maintenance, finish gathering together tax stuff, and cook dinner.
Lauren David Peden writes for Rue La La as a Contributing Editor.